Panelist Swanee Hunt speaks onstage at The Stories You Haven't Heard: Modern Day Slavery in America and Abroad' panel during the Visionary Women Salon: Stories and Solutions at Montage Hotel on February 11, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. In this photo, she wears a red shirt and sits in front of a black background.

A new book by former U.S. ambassador to Austria Swanee Hunt profiles 90 women who were key figures in rebuilding Rwanda after the 1994 genocide. From entrepreneurs to lawmakers, “Rwandan Women Rising” highlights females who upend the narrative that women in war zones are only victims. Hunt joins us to discuss her book, and how Rwanda became one of Africa’s most stable countries.

Guests:

Swanee Hunt, author, “Rwandan Women Rising”; founder, Inclusive Security

Ambassador Swanee Hunt on ‘Rwandan Women Rising’ 7 December,2017Michael Krasny

  • Noelle

    I’m drinking some black tea from Rwanda!

  • Another Mike

    What in Ms. Hunt’s background qualified her to become Ambassador?

    • Bill_Woods

      Being a ‘Friend of Bill’, presumably.

  • 1PeterDuMont2STARALLIANCE8

    Thanks to this energetic, intelligent woman for her wonderful work! I just glanced at her website, http://www.inclusivesecurity.org, and it’s inspiring! What a resource!

Host

Michael Krasny

Michael Krasny, PhD, has been in broadcast journalism since 1983. He was with ABC in both radio and television and migrated to public broadcasting in 1993. He has been Professor of English at San Francisco State University and also taught at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and the University of California, as well as in the Fulbright International Institutes. A veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures, he is the author of a number of books, including “Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life” (Stanford University Press) “Spiritual Envy” (New World); “Sound Ideas” (with M.E. Sokolik/ McGraw-Hill); “Let There Be Laughter” (Harper-Collins) as well as the twenty-four lecture series in DVD, audio and book, “Short Story Masterpieces” (The Teaching Company). He has interviewed many of the world’s leading political, cultural, literary, science and technology figures, as well as major figures from the world of entertainment. He is the recipient of many awards and honors including the S.Y. Agnon Medal for Intellectual Achievement; The Eugene Block Award for Human Rights Journalism; the James Madison Freedom of Information Award; the Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association; Career Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and an award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. from Ohio University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

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